Monday 12 January 2015

Sequin Tank, Skinny Jeans, RM Love Bag | Grey Tee, Striped Maxi Skirt, LV Speedy B

More JaNEWary style challenge outfits. Although I was a little unsure about doing another style challenge so soon after my December one, I'm finding it's really making me use more of my wardrobe and wear things I wouldn't have normally. I'm enjoying it!

Here's what I wore to spend the day with DH and baby T:
Sequin detail tank Rebecca Minkoff Love Grey Sass and Bide Jekyll Hyde Zippora Skinny Jeans
TopJeanswest 'Darcy' embellished top in Winter coral
JeansSass & Bide Jekyll and Hyde zippora jeans
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey

The style challenge for the day was 'sequins or something that sparkles' so I thought I'd wear this sequin top. It's a pretty one, but suffers from the 'too good to wear, I have to save it for a special occasion' curse so I never wear it all that much. I've only worn it 6 times over two years. It was good to have an excuse to wear it, even if it was just for a quiet Saturday out with DH and baby T.

First time I've squeezed into these jeans post-pregnancy too! They are the most unforgiving of all the skinny jeans I own, so the longer top was good, it helped hide the little muffin top that was going on! Might need to exercise more to wear these more often, they are not as stretchy as my other zippora jeans.

Last worn: sequin detail tank, Sass and Bide Zippora jeans, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag.

Here's what I wore to go shopping:
Neutral black grey outfit statement necklace LV Speedy B damier 30
NecklaceNibbly Bits Abacus necklace in pop
TeeAtmos&Here 'Amalphi' luxe grey tee (new purchase)
SkirtTarget black and white striped maxi skirt
ShoesAsos 'five star' leather sandals
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere (with Coach feather bag charm)

I didn't have time to get a photo in the morning before we went out, so I figured a change room selfie would do! The style challenge for the day was 'a neutral day' so I went with black and grey. I wore the bright necklace not just because it adds some colour, but also as the teething necklace is almost guaranteed to keep baby T amused if he gets grizzly. We wanted to get lunch, so I wanted to be sure I could distract him!

Was the first time I've worn this new tee, and I'm really pleased I bought it. I know I have too many grey tees, but I like the little black sleeve detail on this one. Was nice and comfortable for a morning out shopping the post-Christmas sales, and then having lunch with DH. I even got to check out some of the Missoni for Target stock - it was all massively reduced at my local target, so I took the chance to go try on some things I didn't get to previously. Nothing was in my size, but I picked up a few sizes that 'might' have worked and tried them on. The good prices couldn't hide the fact that I had the wrong sizes though, so I didn't get anything for myself. I did end up picking up a few cute baby clothes for baby T in the sales though...

Last worn: striped maxi skirt, Asos Sandals, Louis Vuitton Speedy B. First time I've worn the tee as it's a recent purchase.

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  1. Love maxi skirt!! You look amazing ;)
    Kisses from Spain.
    Xoxo, P.

    My Showroom

  2. Love outfit one. It's a bit of a change up from your normal. The jeans look great on you!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  3. Kudos to you for doing another challenge so soon!
    I love the outfit and the idea of actually wearing sequins during the day time, you nailed it!

    1. Thanks! I am having a love/hate relationship with doing another challenge so soon haha. It's certainly making me wear more of my wardrobe though, which is good!

  4. I think it's awesome that you can fit into those jeans Mica. That's an accomplishment in itself! HaHaHa I bet it's fun doing style challenges. Makes you think of other ways to wear things. So good for you!

    1. haha it is an achievement! :) I am definitely thinking of different ways to wear things with this challenge :)

  5. I am reminded once again, looking at your outfit, I need to take outfit pictures of my new Love cross-body! It has been raining and grey here which explains my lack of enthusiasm on blog post (afterall, how many brick wall background can I really come up with?) Love your shopping outfit!

    1. Oh yes I want to see pics! :) I just use the same background all the time for my photos, have been a bit repetitive lately!

  6. That RM bag is amazing ~ Great looks!
    We Shop in Heels

  7. A teething necklace?! Why am I just now finding out about these? lol

    1. They are the best invention! Baby T isn't even teething but he still loves it! :)

  8. That sequin top is adorable! You should wear it more often! Too bad you weren't able to find any Missoni for Target items in your size!

  9. You look great in grey! and I love the black on the sleeves. Love the jeans in your first outfit as well.

  10. I am in love with that sequin top, and I can't believe it's JW! I really need to check these guys out. BTW I also checked out the Missoni for Target and had the same trouble, too bad I couldn't find footwear, I wouldn't have minded those espadrilles.


    1. I saw those wedges on launch day, cute but so impractical. I was hoping I might have been able to see them on sale, would have been easier to justify then haha.

  11. Love those pants! Both outfits are so beautiful though :)

  12. Love that first outfit of yours! Those pants are so cute on you! :)

    be the plebeian

  13. Your outfit is wonderful! I love that bag!
    Melanie @

  14. That first outfit - your top is just so cute! You should wear it more often ;)
    Aha, and good use of neutrals in the second look. Black and white is my favorite combination

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

  15. That embellished top is so cute! Love that color on you! :D
    That challenge sounds so fun! Definitely a good way to spice up your outfits

  16. Your first look is so wonderful -- I'd wear it in a heartbeat. I'm all about those jeans.
    :] // ▲ ▲

  17. love it!! both outfits are quite sassy!! :D

    Animated Confessions

  18. you look fabulous, love the sequins and that grey top with the black is a perfect tee. Great idea a teething necklace and it is so pretty

  19. Awww man, I can't wait to fit into my old clothes once I have this baby!! (Only two more months to go!!)

    Anyhoo, I found your blog through a fellow blogger.. would love to keep in touch! Stop by my blog sometime and say hi! -

  20. Love the texture of your top and the pant PRINT! great pairing. Hey also, I wanted to invite you to my new link up for friday, Fashion Caché Friday @SweetHaute. Hope to see you there:) come by and party!

    ~Be Sweet
    Christina at

  21. I totally know that curse of having too nice of items that you feel like you can never wear them! However, you have definitely styled this top perfectly!

    Ginger Side of Life

  22. Love your structured bag in that first photo!


  23. Thank you all for your kind comments! :)


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